The number of deaths in India in accidents and disasters, caused by massive rainfall from the beginning of the monsoon season, has already exceeded a thousand people.
Relevant information on Sunday, August 18, announced the Ministry of internal Affairs of the country, reports DW.
The Department reported that in the nine most affected by the monsoon States through incidents of rains in the period from June 15 to Aug died 1058 people. The greatest number of victims, 245 people – recorded in Maharashtra in the West of the country. The most tragic incidents occurred as a result of drowning, destruction of buildings and landslides. In General, seasonal rainfall one way or another, affected more than 18 million people across the country, the Ministry added, reported dpa.
The local government on August 18 announced a warning of possible floods in the three States in the North of the country. There the last two days were powerful showers expected to continue over the next 48 hours. Later the information appeared about 18 dead and 15 to 20 missing in this day in a landslide in the state Himachal Pradesh.
The monsoon season in India lasts from June to September. Heavy rains in these months are important for local agriculture, but also involve death and destruction.